Travel July 2013

Destinations, product picks and getaway tips.

Kristan Morley

500th Anniversary

Vacationing in Florida this summer? Discover the “Nantucket of the South:” Atlantic Beach. Located less than 25 miles from Jacksonville on Florida’s East Coast, the destination offers art walks, beach yoga, farmer’s markets, and jazz weekends. Make plans to stay at One Ocean Resort & Spa, which has something for the whole family. Try private surfing lessons and spa services. Enroll children in the marine biology-based children’s program Sea Turtle Kids Club. Visit to check out special offers and rates.

A Road More Traveled

Road trips with a newborn baby just became easier with the new Inertia Infant Car Seat by Baby Trend. The car seat features an eight-position adjustable head support, EPS energy-absorbing foam for state-of-the-art head impact protection, and a harness that never needs to be rethreaded as your child grows. With push-button rigid latch connectors, installation is no longer a hassle. Check out to see additional details.

Nature Calls

Nature is sounding your name again, this time from Idaho. If a trip to the beach sounds old, adventure travel company O.A.R.S. has the perfect summer journey for your family. With two different whitewater rafting excursions from which to choose, the Salmon River and the Snake River, this vacation is all about excitement. There are also programs for paddleboarding, whitewater kayaking, and hiking. Visit to see special family offers.

Take Off

Keep chaos out of packing for the family with Flight 001 Go Clean Bags by 3Floz. The perfect way to organize for your flight is here. Each unique drawstring bag is labeled, is the perfect size, and sports a unique color. Go Clean Bags are made with heavyweight nylon material that keep odor and dirt away from the rest of your suitcase. The collection is available at

Viva Las Vegas

If you are making a trip to Vegas this year, check out Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, courtesy of The Luxor Hotel and Casino. Explore what it would have been like to have a ticket on the ship, and see pieces of the wreckage. For tickets and more details, visit

This column appeared in the July 2013 issue.